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Aug 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
function much america's diminishing influence throughout the middle east. one of the reasons the gulf states radio angry with the united states not only because of what happened today in egypt. it's because they see the president is weak on iran, weak on syria and israeli settlements and now they feel -- >> all of the leff village gone. >> and now they are stepping in and they have the means to do it. >> thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> online we have a map that shows where all u.s. military aid guess. still to come on "the news hour," al-jazeera america has its debut. same sex marriage in the states. the dolphins day at the white house. and lyme disease on the rise. first the eerp news of the day. >> pakistan's former president the some point in time be was smrmt there to -- weep have a report narrated by john gla armed personnel were stationed around the courthouse. this was not a moment that mush would treasure. he seemed reluctant to get out of his vehicle. but the country's former military ruler had little choice. he had been summoned to court. prosecutors were ready to
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Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
denies the possibilities that america can do what we proved we could do in the 60s, which is tackle our toughest problem. >> brown: and we remember seamus heaney-- the nobel-prize winning poet who died today in his native ireland. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the obama administration today laid out its case, in detail, that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people last week. secretary of state john kerry minced no words in a blunt accounting of the attack. and, president obama made clear the u.s. is still making plans
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Aug 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
constitution and democratic elections of a parliament and a president. america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it's tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. we've been blamed by supporters of morsi; we've been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of morsi. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. but to achieve that, the egyptians are going to have to do the work. i want to be clear that america wants to be a partner in the egyptian people's pursuit of a better future. and we are guided by our national interest in this long- standing relationship. but our partnership must also advance the principles that we believe in and that so many egyptians have sacrificed for these last several years, no matter what party or faction they belong to. so amer
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Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
escalation is if the world community, not just britain but america, and others, stand back and do nothing because i think assad will draw very clear conclusions from that. >> brown: france endorsed that sentiment, and the defense minister signaled his nation's military is poised to act. >> ( translated ): the armed forces are in a position to respond to the requests and the decisions of the president once he reaches that point. >> brown: the french and british leaders had already spoken by phone with president obama. today, german chancellor angela merkel discussed the situation with the president. she also talked with russian leader vladimir putin, who's warned against attacking syria before the u.n. inspectors make their report. and, back in damascus, president assad sounded a new note of defiance, saying, "syria will defend itself in the face of any aggression." >> just minutes ago the british house of commons rejected using force against syria. prime minister cameron will not try to override the parliament. we turn now to an experienced weapons inspector who's also investigated and wr
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Aug 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
upward mobility in america. and if we don't do something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations to come. and that's not acceptable. >> suarez: his answer? a new rating system for colleges and universities-- both public and private-- that would link federal dollars to schools' affordability and performance. among other metrics, it would take into account a school's average tuition cost and average student loan debt; graduation rates; the number of its graduates who received pell grants, for low to moderate- income students; and the average earnings of its students once they graduate. the idea builds on the "college scorecard," a tool designed to help students sort colleges based on value that's already available on the website whitehouse.gov. the president said today he wants to implement this new system before the start of the 2015 school year, and to work with congress to tie federal student aid to the ratings. >> colleges that keep their tuition down and are providing high-quality education are the ones that are going to see their
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Aug 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
is where s.s.a. marine wants to build the largest coal export terminal in north america. nearly 500 ships would travel these waters every year, carrying coal to the other side of the pacific. asia consumes more coal than rest of the world combined. in the next three years, countries there are expected to double the amount of coal they import today. that soaring demand spells opportunity for u.s. companies, according to bob waters, director of business development for s.s.a. marine. our particular project, gateway pacific terminals, when built and fully operational at full capacity, would generate approximately $5.5 billion in foreign monies infused back into the u.s. economy. >> reporter: this possibility has placed the northwest in the middle of a controversial debate: should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? as the nation's economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? gillette, wyoming lies in the heart of the nations largest coal mining region. one out of every six people here works for the c
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
america, following his speech at the lincoln memorial today, 50 years after the march on washington. >> no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame remains. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: there was a flurry of activity around the world today on what happens next in syria. at the united nations, britain submitted a resolution to the security council condemning syria for an alleged chemical attack, and authorizing the use of force in response. the u.n. envoy to syria, lakhdar brahimi, warned any mil
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
dawn of a new era at one of america's landmark newspapers. we have an exclusive broadcast interview with the chairman and c.e.o. of the "washington post's" parent company, donald graham. >> warner: "i am the shooter," declared army major nidal hasan at the start of his trial in an attack that killed 13 at fort hood, texas. we look at today's opening arguments and early testimony. >> ifill: the pentagon eased financial pain for its employees by cutting unpaid furlough from 11 days to six. ray suarez discusses the budget cuts and terror threats with deputy secretary of defense ashton carter. >> our effort to deal with the current budget situation, we believe, has to be driven by strategy. that is, a view of the future. terrorism is one of those things that's going to be around. >> warner: and more than 1.5 million people have fled the bloody syrian civil war. we have an on-the-ground report from the world's second largest refugee camp in jordan. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
which country are most of your clothes made? >> uh...america. steve: all right. come on, katie. let's go. all right, let's go. i said, name something on a kids' playground an adult would look silly using. you said a slide. survey said... yeah. name something passengers love to do on a cruise ship. you said drink. survey said... name something people eat that starts with the word "short." you said cake. survey said... wow. tell me a word that rhymes with nude. you said prude. survey said... i said, in which country are most of your clothes made? you said america. survey said... wow. that's pretty good. that's pretty good. that's pretty good. come on. let's go, susan. hey, susan. >> yes, sir. steve: your relationship to katie is... >> we're cousins. steve: we're all cousins? >> yes. steve: cousin did pretty good. >> good. steve: cousin got 133 points. >> awesome! good job, katie! steve: susie, you need 67. >> ok. steve: it's gonna be a little bit tougher this time, so we're gonna give you 25 seconds. you ready? >> ready. steve: all right, let's remind everyone of katie's answers. 25 sec
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Aug 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
surveillance and privacy in america. tonight, we explore how law enforcement keeps tabs on our movements by photographing our license plates. >> it's privacy, there's no question about that. you don't get the amount of law enforcement, you get the amount that you can tolerate. none of these technologies come without tradeoffs. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the nation's chief law enforcement officer said today it's time to scale back tough prison terms for low-level drug crimes. he announced he's changing the way federal prosecutors go after small-fry offenders. the united states is home to just 5% of all the people on ea
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Aug 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
there and understanding how to monetize those devices is the future of media in america. and worldwide. >> suarez: is this story really the story of the modern american newspaper? the post company, it's not like they didn't try. they got rid of properties that weren't performing. they bought slate, the on-line magazine. they diversified their holdings, bought a real estate magazine when houses were buying and selling like crazy in america before the recession. they really did try to right-size the stable for the 21st century. didn't they? >> yeah, what's happened with newspapers is that they were going through this transition and then the economy turned in 2009. so you have this sort of vortex of two things accelerating. and newspapers are adapting in many ways more than some other media. television, the television industry, for instance, is less active online. the advertising model has held up a little bit better for television. but that urgency has led to a loof innovation, particularly in the delivery of content. the real crisis facing print publishers really is is more a
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00pm PDT
own homes, not everyone can, but he and the other members think america only 10% of the members use scooters, wheelchairs and walkers, but he other ands think america should be looking at the village concept as tens and millions of baby boomers enter their 70s and 80s in the coming years. >> brown: online, you can learn more on how to age in place with seven simple tools seniors can use in their homes to help them keep their independence. >> ifill: the 2012 presidential election lasted nearly two years, cost billions of dollars, and featured any number of twists and turns. but how will it shape elections to come? i sat down recently with washington post chief correspondent dan balz, who tackles that question in his new book: "collision 2012: obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america." welcome, dan. >> thank you, gwen. >> ifill: so you said you chose to tell this book from the outside in rather than the inside out. we're all used to election recaps which tell us all the granular, inside details. why from the outside in? >> i thought that this book deserved that because
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Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
require america's attention." good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, the united nations announced today one million children have been driven from syria by their country's bloody civil war. we take a closer look at the swelling number of refugees, particularly the young. >> woodruff: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army private found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back a
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
in america politics and it is to keep up the morale of each side to say we are winning and so all of that is done with this imagery. the truth of the matter is we are still a stalemate in syria. neither side can deliver a knockout blow although neither side appears to be willing to end this brutal, brutal conflict. >> warner: we've heard that more than a million syrians have fled to neighboring countries be from your trips in there and the people you've talked to, how are people who have stayed-- millions of them-- in these battle torn cities, how are they getting by? >> there's two kinds of people inside. there are millions of syrians who are displaced. people who lived in the neighborhood of khaldiyeh who have been driven out and find themselves in makeshift refugee -- they aren't refugee, they are internally displaced camps within syria. and those people are not doing well international aid organizations don't get to them, it's up to the rebels to care for them to make sure they get enough to eat. but there are many villages in the north and in parts of aleppo where people are goi
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Aug 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
make it clear, the policy of the united states of america with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate. and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the... of the peace process. >> reporter: in a separate move, israel carried out a promise that led to the peace negotiations by releasing 26 palestinian prisoners. buses left a prison in central israel after nightfall. the inmates had been held on charges ranging from rock- throwing to deadly bombings. the israeli military shot down a rocket launched at a resort town near the egyptian border today. the attack targeted eilat on the red sea. officials said it's the first time israel's iron dome defense system had intercepted a rocket there. militants based in egypt's sinai peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack. another apparent u.s. drone strike in yemen killed two more militants late monday. it brings to 37 the number believed killed in the last two weeks amid warnings al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was planning attacks in the region. the group is considered the most dangerous
WETA
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
happened. >> exclusive, what his family wants america to know. >>> plus, jessica simpson's little girl, cutest baby ever? "inside edition," in high defini [ male announcer ] say goodbye to suits and suitcases, and say hello to the white sands and sunny beaches of northwest florida. feel good getaways. that's how we fly. southwest airlines is offering nonstop service from bwi airport to panama city beach, florida, starting at $120 one-way. book now online, only at southwest.com. we are southwest. welcome aboard. >>> next "inside edition," the doomsday castle, the amazing house this family is building to survive armageddon. watch the next "inside edition." >>> like mother, like daughter. this is the latest picture of jessica simpson's adorable little girl, maxwell, and with her blonde curly locks and baby blue eyes she's being called the cutest baby ever. >> jessica simpson just tweeted this photo of her adorable 1- year-old daughter maxwell, wearing a pink t-shirt with a colorful cupcake, maxwell is crazy beautiful, she tweeted. we have to agree. good job, jessica. >>> lady gaga evoked
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: america's frosty relations with russia grew chillier today. president obama scrapped a planned summit in september, with russian president vladimir putin. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, edward snowden's asylum, syria and more are all weighing on u.s.-russia relations. we dissect what's behind today's diplomatic rebuke. >> ifill: then, a sweeping overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system. margaret warner explores the president's latest housing plan. >> brown: many people with disabilities still don't get home-based or community services. judy woodruff reports on the struggle to fully implement a landmark civil rights law. >> think about it as segregation. people are still segregated. it's wrong, it's wrong morally, economically and it's wrong in compliance with americans with disbill teeth acts. >> ifill: tempers often flare as the temperature outside rises. could climate change be making us more violent? ray suarez dives into the details of a new study. >> b
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
problem ofda governing in america today. these days it's unusual for a pollster to find anyone who's happy with washington, and politicians themselves regularly air their frustrations. we begin our series of conversations examining thispe phenomenon with some historical perspective from beverly gage of yale university; former senate historian richard baker co-author of the new book, "the american senate"; and richard norton smith of george mason university. -welcome all three. welcome.->> thank you. ->> start us off here. in your historian's hat what do -you see going on in washington today. how would you describe it? >> some of what's going on in washington at the moment is is stuff we've seen before in past.t. we tend to romanticize pas periods as being provocative beautiful periods -- we look back in the laws the right laws for past things for the rig it's always been very very messy.s been very very messy.-that said i do seeing a particular level of dysfunction that is differentunction that is from what they've seen beforeefore and in many ways is a little bit more extreme.->> we
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Aug 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
loan debt crisis in america. and with open enrollment in health insurance exchanges beginning october first, we want to hear from you. we're hosting a twitter chat tomorrow-- be sure to join us online thursday at 1:00 p.m. est. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. ray? >> suarez: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on thursday, we'll look at the challenge of governing in washington, d.c. at a time of gridlock. i'm ray suarez >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: .(music ) moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station
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Aug 9, 2013 3:00pm PDT
america." president obama announced his government surveillance program and assesses this deteriorating relationship with russia. >> we're doing things that are good for the united states and hopefully good for russia as well. but recognizing there are going to be some differences. we will not be able to completely disguise them. >> hiding in plain sight. this sicilian mafia boss was living in italy for decades. italy wants him back to serve his time. it is summer. it must be time for that vacation souvenir. we will trace how the trinkets have become big business.
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Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the u.s. intelligence assessment is by the end of the week. and a diplomat in one of america's allies countries said their understanding it would come in the next day or two and before british prime minister cameron has his special meeting of the parliament on thursday, where they will debate this. >> so they are paying attention to what the british parliament does? >> oh, yes. but you can see this isñf one-two step. you have haig, the british secretary comes on the "today" show and hagel on the bbc. they are working in tandem. >> and we know there is a rising crescendo of members of congress saying it's not enough for the president to consult with congress he needs congressional authorization. >> well, from what i hear, there are not many call for authorization. speaker boehner did not say that. senator talked about appropriate consultation there is one congressman from virginia a republican who talked about authorization. but what they have been doing is stepping up their calls i'm told senator kerry talked to the senate foreign relations chairmanqfwt mendez and levin hd of the ser
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
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Aug 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
>>> boycott america? international outrage. >> three teenagers charged with murder. >> a thrill kill for the fun of it. >> cops say he was gunned down while jogging because these teens were bored? >>> and then the woman hit by a run-away taxi and rescued by dr. oz. can her foot be saved? >> put it on ice. is that the right thing to do? >>> and proud papa. simon cowell breaks his silence about becoming a father for the first time. >>> plus, shocking new information on the bachelor contestant who killed herself. >> and the crazy terrorist hoax that just blew up in this guy's face. that's his nephew. bad idea? >> what were you thinking? >>> now "inside edition" in high definition with deborah norville. >> deborah: hello. thank you for joining us. it's a horrific crime that's actually generating calls to boycott america. a young man from australia was gunned down while jogging, allegedly by three american teenagers who were bored and did it for the fun of it. the senseless shooting is sparking both shock and outrage. >> reporter: a senseless murder causing an international uproar. >
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
mayor of america's 8th largest city today. he was spotted leaving his office in an suv packed with boxes. this woman says she has one question for the man she once loved. >> why? why did you do this? >> meanwhile this wealthy san diego business woman says she was groped by filner at the very moment this photo was taken. >> it was highly inappropriate, and i feel very, very violated because of it. >> she says this photo shows filner's hand on her waist, but the other, taken seconds later -- >> the mayor came over to pose with me. as he came over he inappropriately placed his hand on my buttocks, which startled me. >> it echoes the story of this marilyn monroe impersonator. >> he slides his filner fingers down my back and grabbed my derrier. >> when bob filner was elected he became the first democratic mayor of san day good in more than 20 years. >>> there's a lot of reaction to actor ben affleck being tapped to play the new bat man. and some of the comments are really nasty. >> holy casting news, ben affleck is the choice to be the new cape crusader. he takes over from christian bales. wa
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Aug 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. america runs on dunkin'. pretzels! [loudly] no, thanks! pretzel roll from dunkin'. try the new pretzel roll sandwiches from dunkin' -- get any bakery sandwich on a soft, warm pretzel roll today. america runs on dunkin'. >> diane: call him the shark whisperer. because he can actually lull to sleep the scariest creatures of the deep. >> what an incredible sight. a deep sea diver is standing on the ocean floor balancing a shark in his hand. and the diver is a shark whisperer and he has actually hypnotized the five foot long shark. he begins by feeding a school of reef sharks in the caribbean and he chooses one to work his magic on. look, he's gently massaging a spot on his snout with his thumb. the shark quickly becomes calm and so docile that another diver can gently pet its hide. after a few minutes, the shark whisperer grabs the shark's dorsal fin and tilts the beast up. the shark has entered a trance- like state called tonic immobility a form of paralysis that can last up to 15 minutes. animal experts don't know why sharks respond this way only that they are not hurt by it. lo
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